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Samantha McCormack

Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Sam is a Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime. She has extensive experience in the fields of counter trafficking, migration and criminal justice. She has worked for the United Nations, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Walk Free Foundation, a global anti-slavery initiative.

Sam specializes in human trafficking trends in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has conducted extensive field research throughout MENA, and during 2016, worked with the UN in Iraq to assess the growing phenomenon of trafficking in conflict. She is currently researching the nexus between human smuggling and human trafficking.

Sam is the co-author of the 2014 and 2016 Global Slavery Index, and the IOM’s 2015 report The Other Migrant Crisis. She is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. She is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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James Cockayne
James Cockayne

Head of Office at the United Nations and Member at the United Nations University and Editorial Committee at the Journal of International Criminal Justice

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Zhongwei Jia
Zhongwei Jia

Epidemiological and Statistical Professor at National Institute of Drug Dependence, Peking university

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Fernando Buitrago
Fernando Buitrago

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Gretchen S. Peters
Gretchen S. Peters

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Phil Williams
Phil Williams

Wesley W. Posvar Professor and Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

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Gabriella E. Sanchez
Gabriella E. Sanchez

Associate Director for Research and Assistant Professor, National Security Studies Institute – University of Texas El Paso

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